As the summer heat continues – by UK standards, we should be expecting torrents of rain any second by this point – darkened cinemas are becoming increasingly less appealing. Particularly if they're not air-conditioned. So what better way to throw off the shackles of a roof than by taking in a film on the big screen in the open-air surroundings of London's Somerset House, where Film4 Summer Screen kicks off this week? Also on the agenda, we've got a Scottish screening for one of humanity's best worst films and the 80s invasion – already old news across the pond – finally comes to the UK.

5. Discover Gainsbourg

I haven't seen Joann Sfar's biopic of French maverick Serge Gainsbourg, but it opens across the UK today and promises an exciting look at the life of singer-songwriter and father of actor Charlotte. Today, The Curzon cinema in Soho is putting on a special screening of the film, preceded by an introduction from the director and followed by live performances of some of Gainsbourg's work. What better way to get an insight into an enigmatic soul? More news here.
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